You Might be a Full-Time Cruiser If...

Scott and Brittany Meyers who are out cruising aboard their Hallberg-Rassy 35, Rasmus, share a humorous look at the cruising life. What would you add to the list?

Windtraveler- snorkeling

Brittany & Scott on s/v Rasmus

Scott gave me this idea for a blog post one morning when he was helping me get breakfast supplies and said something to the tune of "I wonder how many people sleep over cookies, granola bars and chips." It was in that instant that this post was born. Of course this list is not finite, it could probably go on forever. However, just for fun today:

You MIGHT be a Full-Time Cruiser if...

...you sleep over your "pantry" and literally have to crawl in and out of bed...
...leaving a tap running for anything longer than 2 seconds makes you cringe...
...you don't think twice about a 2 mile walk to the grocery store...
...you're hyper-tuned to out-of-the-ordinary sounds and/or smells...
...you wake up with mysterious bruises you don't recall getting...
...you light your stove with a match and make toast over an open flame...
...you get really excited about a half-way decent, one-pot meal...
...you see a new gadget and your first question is "how many amps does it draw?"...
...your life is dictated by the weather...
...you have more zip lock bags than is normal or necessary...
...you have mastered the art of washing with mere quarts of water...
...laundry done by your own two hands comes out better than the laundromat...
...you pretty much wear the same thing every day, and no one notices or cares...
...ice is a luxury that is always accompanied by a big smile and a high-five...
...cardboard is the enemy and is not allowed on the boat...
...when something breaks, your first instinct is not "who to call?"...
...you use T-9 and WD40 as frequently as others use hairspray...
...you laugh out loud if someone on land complains they "don't have room"...
...you don't mind warm beer, in fact, you sort of like it...
...you have no clue what's on television or in the theaters and don't care...
...you've peed in the sink - not because your drunk - but because it's just easier...
...you use only one quarter of the paper towel at a time...
...you know your boat like most people know their children...
...you long for more solar and/or wind power and ogle other peoples' set-ups...
...you've seen the bare ass of at least one of your boat neighbors before...
...finding a new way to store something more efficiently literally makes your day...
...you get really excited when you look at a balanced battery meter...
...you get a tour of another boat and get jealous of storage space...
...you have more flashlights and head-lamps than a spelunker...
...prepping to cook a meal requires you to get on all fours at any given point...
...you break a sweat just getting out the tools necessary to complete a job...
...you cannot walk into a marine store without buying something...
...you know the wind speed just by the sound and feel of your boat...
...you use oil and vinegar not only for salad, but for your toilet - on a regular basis...

and my personal favorite, you know you're a full-time cruiser if...

...you honestly don't know where the day, week, month, or year will take you...

What can you add to the list?
Love,
Brittany & Scott

_When two people, with the same life long dream of sailing around the world find each other, there's only one thing to do... make it happen!
Which is precisely what we, Scott and Brittany, are doing aboard our boat, Rasmus, a Hallberg-Rassy 35 which departed from Chicago September 2010! Follow along at _